Saturday, October 18, 2008

Walkers Beware!

Twice in the past two days I have nearly been struck down in the middle of the road by someone blatantly running a red light. Both of these occurrences were in broad daylight in the middle of the afternoon. Both times I had a walk signal and the light had been red for the cross traffic for several seconds, so it was not a case of someone trying to beat the red light and not quite making it. No, it was a case of someone totally disregarding the light, not to mention the safety of everyone else.

Drivers, please obey the law. By running red lights, you are risking not only a fine and a citation, but also a collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian who assumes you will obey the law and stop. Serious injury or even death could result.

Pedestrians, please obey the law. Do not jaywalk. But even when you have a walk signal, be very careful, lest you end up flattened in the middle of the street by a red-light runner.

So Sayeth The Shack

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